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Old 12-06-2016   #1
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"Luminar" editing software

I found this on the apple app store.
Has anyone tried it yet? If yes.... any comments/feedback ?


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lumi...61679618?mt=12
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Old 12-06-2016   #2
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Just loaded it last weekend, very limited time with it yet, but it does seem to hold some promise for an easy workflow. I'm not certain when I'll have a chance to look at it in depth, so if others have done so I'd love to hear about it as well! For $59 I thought I'd give it a whirl. I have yet to locate the "dodge/burn" function, if there is one; beyond that I'm still exploring.

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I was just looking at it yesterday, coincidentally. Was reading about the likelihood of Google ever again updating the Nik Suite of applications (nil apparently), but, supposedly the software engineers who designed the Nik software, are behind Macphun. Not sure how much truth there is to that, but I do like the Nik softwware, and the Luminar looked like it might be promising from the web videos I watched, especially for someone who didn't want to go whole hog with Photoshop.
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Various sales, "Last days" or "Last hours." Lots of ads these days.

I'm gonna try it.
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Hi all,
today I downloaded the free trial. The installation crashed immediately while initializing. I have a very plain Dell machine. Don't want to lose further time answering their questions.
Kiss and goodbye.
I have to stick with PS and Capture One which at least don't crash
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Fantastic: they answered my message signaling the crash with an email which provides a link to download the free trial and nothing else
Call it support if you wish
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I bought it a few months ago to play with. It is VERY slow on my ancient 2008 Mac Pro but works very well on my new Microsoft Surface Pro tablet (the Surface Pro runs Windows 10 Professional, not a 'mobile' OS like an iPad or Android tablet does). I suspect a modern Mac would work fine, too. Mine's just ancient.

Aside from that, I am impressed with the image quality. I have tried several other 'Adobe alternatives' and none of them equaled the image resolution and noise reduction that Lightroom gives...except for Luminar. I'm impressed with it on that basis alone. Color was nice, too.

The main downside to it is that the interface is too complex. I'm going to spend some more time learning it then do some tutorials on it later on when I have some free time.
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I bought it a few months ago to play with. It is VERY slow on my ancient 2008 Mac Pro but works very well on my new Microsoft Surface Pro tablet (the Surface Pro runs Windows 10 Professional, not a 'mobile' OS like an iPad or Android tablet does). I suspect a modern Mac would work fine, too. Mine's just ancient.

Aside from that, I am impressed with the image quality. I have tried several other 'Adobe alternatives' and none of them equaled the image resolution and noise reduction that Lightroom gives...except for Luminar. I'm impressed with it on that basis alone. Color was nice, too.

The main downside to it is that the interface is too complex. I'm going to spend some more time learning it then do some tutorials on it later on when I have some free time.
I hope you are getting on better than I am, Chris. I was hoping the Luminar 3 update would improve on the sharpening algorithm, but no. Images just lack crispness and detail and as for the entire crop of tools for detail enhancement, microstructure, structure, clarity et al, I fail to see the need for so many separate tools. Nik Sharper Pro really nailed this aspect of post-processing - and DxO Photo Lab 2 is also hugely better in this critical area. I know there are many good reviews of Luminar, so I am probably doing something hopelessly wrong, but if I can get good results elsewhere, why not with Luminar?

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I am not sure if Luminar supports PC or not but I propose to keep my software which handles my "exotic" requirements - I tend to treat my images as the starting point then post process the heck out of many of them. I use a mix which works for me. Most processing is done with Lightroom and I run both the Nik suite and Corel Paintshop Pro under it to tackle specific issues which I find I cannot deal with in Lightroom. For example, image layers and some selective adjustments (though LR can handle the latter reasonably)
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I am not sure if Luminar supports PC or not but I propose to keep my software which handles my "exotic" requirements - I tend to treat my images as the starting point then post process the heck out of many of them. I use a mix which works for me. Most processing is done with Lightroom and I run both the Nik suite and Corel Paintshop Pro under it to tackle specific issues which I find I cannot deal with in Lightroom. For example, image layers and some selective adjustments (though LR can handle the latter reasonably)
Luminar is available for Windows. The license allows you to install it on 5 computers, and I have it on my Mac Pro and my Surface Pro (A tablet running Windows 10).

Luminar 3 is faster than Luminar 2018 was, but I don't see much difference in image quality so far. I haven't played with it much though. I still think LR is the best.
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